From the Blog
November 19th, 2015, New York, NY – Amid reports that NBC News President Deborah Turness used the phrase “illegals” to refer to undocumented immigrants in a recent meeting, Define American urges all the network’s staff to review and follow NBC’s publicly stated policy of using the term “undocumented.”
Today, Define American launches its nationwide College Chapters program, giving students on every college campus across the United States the opportunity to actively join the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a demographically shifting country.
The Define American team extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Define American cofounder and board cochair Jake Brewer, who was tragically killed during a charity bicycle ride in Maryland on September 19th.
There are those who say that "alien" is a perfectly fine, neutral term, and that anyone who finds it offensive is playing word police and should just check the dictionary.
This isn't about being overly sensitive. It's about creating a society where people aren't defined by societal prejudices.